A GLAMOROUS penthouse four times the size of the average Aussie house and with its own ‘backyard’ high above the streets of Brisbane has changed hands for $4.325 million.
Billed as the city’s “biggest penthouse listing of 2018”, the sale of the property at 801/8 Kyabra Street in Newstead shows demand for ultra-luxurious sky homes in Queensland’s capital shows no sign of slowing.
Selling agent Tom Lyne of Ray White New Farm said the five-bedroom, five-bathroom property sold to a local buyer.
Mr Lyne said listings of such quality and style rarely hit the market in Queensland.
“This is a property you’d see in Los Angeles or Sydney,” he said.
“It’s pushing the boundaries in terms of what has been on the market in Brisbane before.”
The apartment’s previous owner, Jordana Stott, told The Courier-Mail she bought the three-level home when it was just a drab, basic shell, but she could see its potential.
“I drew a lot of inspiration from American and Australian designers, like David Hicks and Greg Natale,” Ms Stott, 33, said.
“I am a big fan of layering and putting textures together, keeping the fundamentals simple and then accenting it with furniture.”
The “city retreat in the sky” is Ms Stott’s second renovation.
She said statement marble used throughout the property had been sourced from a stonemason at Brisbane’s Pinkenba, the wallpaper was Versace, and the chandelier in the stairwell was a Timothy Oulton piece.
“I would say that one of the big features is the 90 sqm of lawn,” Ms Stott said.
“We wanted to create our own Garden of Eden in Newstead.
“We spend a lot of time outside and the views are amazing.”
The living space spans 960 sqm — more than four times the size of the average new house.
On the main level is a huge living and dining space and the kitchen, which is finished with white marble, double ovens and a butler’s pantry.
That space flows out on to the bar and pool deck, which wraps around an infinity pool, spa and feature fountain.
Also on this level is the main suite, which includes an ensuite with dual shower heads, a double vanity, a steam room and a large walk-in wardrobe.
On the lower level, there are a further four bedrooms, another spacious living, dining and kitchen space, a laundry, a media room and a large, outdoor area.
But the crown jewel is the private rooftop terrace, which comes with grass and manicured gardens, a fire pit, a wet bar, another outdoor space, a games room, a dressing room, another bathroom and a shed.
A lift services every level of the penthouse and there is parking for three cars.